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    August 7, 2013
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more than a dozen diplomatic posts remain closed amid a terror threat, and president obama urges americans traveling abroad to use caution. >> this radical, you know, violent extremism is still out there. george w. bush spends the night in the hospital after doctors perform a procedure to clear a blocked arter er near the former president's heart. >> the damage is done. they need to let my father go. >> the father of a teenager believed to be kidpped begs for her release and sends a message directly to his daughter. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. thank you. captioning funded by cbs
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this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, august 7th, 2013. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm alexis christoforous. president obama is speaking out about the terror threat that's forced the closure of more than a dozen diplomats posts. yesterday they were ordered out of yemen and the first criminal charges were filed in last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. jericka duncan has our report. >> reporter: president obama got serious on "the tonight show with jay leno," speaking publicly for the first time about the current terror threat. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> reporter: the president ordered the closure of almost two dozen embassies and consulates in the muslim world since last weekday. 19 of them were shut down
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saturday. >> this extreme radicalism is still out there and we've got to stay on top of it. >> reporter: yesterday the u.s., france, and britain evacuated their workers from embassies in yemen because of the threat. >> this was a decision related to a specific immediate threat. >> reporter: the u.s. government continues to target alleged members of al qaeda as it deals with this latest threat. a suspected u.s. drone strike killed four men yesterday. it's the fourth attack in two weeks. a renewed focus on security at diplomatic posts overseas surfaced following the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, on september 11th, 2012. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were
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whether he will hold a one-on-one meeting with president put mer. he said he's disappointed that russia granted asylum to edward snowden. >> there were times they flipped back to a cold war thinking an mentality and what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past and, you know, we've got to thinken t eabout t future. >> the president also criticized the new russian law. he said hae has no countries that try to intimidate gays. president obama sent two u.s. senior senators john mccain and lindsey graham to assess the situation in egypt. they pressed egypt's military-backed government and lobbied for a quick return to civilian rule. yesterday they told our clarissa ward that the situation is bleak. >> do you think egypt might fail? >> i think it might. i think i wouldn't be here if i didn't think that it might, and
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i think the events in the next few weeks will determine that. >> i would go one step further. i think it's going to fail if something doesn't change, and to the american people, matters in egypt matter to us. yesterday they continue third protests. they refuse to negotiate unless morsi is returned to power. the trial of the army soldier accused in the deadly assault at ft. hood, texas, is expected to take months. it got under way yesterday with major nidal hasan admitting he was the major gunman in the shooting spree. susan mcginnis reports. >> u.s. army soldier nidal hasan spoke softly but distinctly when he told jurors i am the shooter. acting as his own attorney he called himself an imperfect muslim and apologized for his
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mistakes. >> he further stated that during the war he eventually found himself on the wrong side and switched sides. >> in its opening statement he described wanting to kill as many soldiers as he could. >> when he saw him point the pistol at him he instinctively reached for his own but he was unarmed because of. >> the only person armed that day. >> that's right. he was the shooter. i just said i'll take the rounds for her. that's all i can do. >> fortunately the bullets missed him. ray may be called. >> the prospect of them being cross-examined by the person who shot them, it's turning into a
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circus. >> neil is an attorney representing some of the victims. he feels the shooting was preventable. >> hasan made no secret what his beliefs were and anybody following it could have predicted something terrible was going to happen. >> he could face the death penalty if convicted. susan mcginnis, cbs news, ft. hood, texas. a colorado man is facing murder and other charges for driving into a crowd in southern california last weekend. nathan louis campbell pleaded not guilty on tusz. his lawyer called it a horrible accident. an tlaul woman on her honeymoon was kill and 16 others injured when campbell allegedly plowed into them at a venice boardwalk. former president george bush is expected to be released from the hospital today. as melanie woodrow reports mr. bush had showed no symptoms of heart trouble. >> reporter: at the recommendation of his doctors former president george w. bush had a stent placed in him. during a typical procedure
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surgeons guide a narrow tube through the blood vessel into the groin area into the heart. a small inflation is made to make room for the stent. >> the stent comes in like a scaffold. >> reporter: bush has no history of heart trouble. doctors in dallas discovered the blockage during an annual physical. years of cholesterol buildup usually causes the symptoms. >> tightness in the chest, tightness in the jaw, shortness of breath when exercising or trying to expert. >> reporter: doctors try to treat the blockage with medication. it's estimated half a million every year in the u.s. or stents >> they need to takes a sprin every day in addition to other medications for cholesterol and maybe blood pressure and they'll need to look out for any further symptoms. >> reporter: bush was described as being, quote, in high spirits
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and was expected to be discharged from press betearian hospital wednesday. he's encouraging everyone to get regular checkups with their doctor. melody woodrow, cbs news, los angeles. coming up on the new, a desperater is p. california police issue an amber alert on cell phones as her father makes an emotional plea. this is the "cbs morning news." like calcium supplements can help your bones, osteo bi-flex can help your joints. osteo bi-flex... now available in all major retailers and warehouse clubs. the not so pretty truth about their body washes. i wouldn't change. [ female announcer ] this test paper was designed to react like your skin.
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weekend. >> we held him. sean held him. we held him together. we were on the couch and sean kept saying it's okay, it's okay to go, logan. >> yeah, because at that point i made -- i've already made my peace with god, you know. i was accepting the fact that he needed it more than we did and that, you know, one day i will see him again, i believe that. >> logan had battled leukemia and another rare disease. this morning an intense search is lee dimaggio. authorities believe he killed a woman or child and abducted one or both of her children. on tuesday the children's father who was a friend of dimaggio pleaded for their return. >> the damage is done. i'm begging you to let my daughter go. you've taken everything else.
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>> reporter: brett anderson begged his friend james dimaggio to turn himself in. dimaggio is suspected of setting fire to his home 65 miles east of san diego on sunday. inside were the remains of christina anderson and a child. authorities are trying to determine if the child is the couple's 8-year-old son ethan. >> we'll be attempting to conduct some dna tests and it may be a day or two before we get the results back. >> reporter: an amber alert for ethan and his sister hannah went out wednesday. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, take it. you run. you'll be fun. >> reporter: hannah's friends gathered at her high school where she's expected to be a junior in the fall. they passed out flyers. they hope she will be found. hannah sometimes referred to dimaggio as uncle jim and
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investigators describe him as a platonic friend of christina anderson. the california highway patrol believes he could be headed to texas or canada. the amber alert was extended to california's baja state as well which borders the town. this is the first time the amber alert was sent to mobile phone users in california. dustin hoffman is recovering from cancer rusurgery. the 75-year-old still faces treatment. she oncen't specific about the type of cancer but says it was surgically cured. straight ahead your morning weather and in sports, the bowling blunder, the mishap that kept this bowler from bowling a perfect game. asthma doesn't affect my job... you were out sick last week. my asthma doesn't bother my family... you coughed all through our date night!
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities is around the country. new york, thunderstorms and here's a look at today's forecast in some cities is around the country. new york, thunderstorms and 78. miami, partly sunny, 89. chicago, 83. dallas, sunny, 104. los angeles, sunshine, and 78 degrees. now for a check of today's national forecast. thunderstorms, heavy rain, damaging winds, and flash floods are possible from the central plains to the ohio valley. the heat continues in the south with temperatures near or above 100 degrees from texas to mississippi. and the atlantic coast will see its share of wet weather. in sports, the los angeles angels just can't seem to solve the texas rangers. in the first inning the angels
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tie the game at 2-2 on back-to-back homers, but in the eighth, rangers' third baseman adrian beltre slaps an rbi single to right field to break a 3-3 tie. texas adds four runs in the ninth for an 8-3 win. and some gnatty finance between nl east rivals washington and atlanta. bryce harper gives the nationals a 1-0 lead when he homers to center field. the next time bryce harper comes to the plate, he's hit by a pitch and tempers flair as he heads toward first base. while the benches were cleared, no punches were thrown, no one was ejected. the braves win, 2-1, their 12th straight victory. and, finally, it's hard enough to bowl a perfect game, but the way one bowler lost his bid for a 300 was heartbreaking. >> looking for perfection, 300. come on, ball. oh, my god.
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>> oh, no. >> holy cow. did you see that? >> oh. >> troy walker rolled 11 straight strikes, but as he was going for number 12, the mechanical arm that resets the pins inexplicably came down at the last second. that threw him off enough that it left three pins landing on his last roll. tough stuff. when we return, a stash of rare coins found in the home of a recluse fetches millions at auction. >> announcer: sports sponsored by just for men mustache and beard. keep living the dream. keep living the dream. am i interrupting something?
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,, foreca forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., mostly cloudy, 892. atlanta, thunderstorms, 86. st. louis, cloudy and 92. denver, rain and 70. seattle, 81 degrees. on your "cbs moneywatch," revamping the mortgage market, and rare gold coins fetch a
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fortune. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, alexis. a strong yen sent most asian markets falling overnight. tokyo's nikkei fell 4% while hong kong's hang seng lost 1%. on wall street, stocks were lower. the dow lost more than 93 points. the nasdaq was also down 27 points. president obama outlines his plan dwroefr hall the nation 's mortgage finance system. speaking in phoenix yesterday, mr. obama said he wants to phase out the giant mortgage lender fannie mae and freddie mac. >> for too long these companies were allowed to make huge profits buying mortgages knowing that if their bets went bad, taxpayers would be left holding the bag. >> the president wants to put the private sector, not the government, primarily at risk on loans. he also wants to expand refinancing for homeowners and
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increase access to affordable rental housing. federal safety investigators say the pilot of the southwest plane that crashed at laguardia lack month took control of the jet from the first officer when it was just 400 feet from the ground. southwest flight 345 hit the runway nose first. 16 people were injured. experts say it is unusual for a captain or co-pilot to take control so close to the ground unless there are profound safety issues. well, young people are slowly starting to buy cars again. five years ago people between the ages of 18 and 34 bought more than 14% of the new cars in the u.s. then the recession hit. many young people couldn't get jobs, and that number dropped to 10.5% according to polk auto research, but last year the figure grew to more than 12%. the jackpot for tonight's power ball drawing is estimated to be $425 million so far. a single winner taking a lump sum payment after taxes would
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end up with, get this, about $245 million. the world's largest lottery jackpot was $656 million. mega million jackpot sold last year. and, alexis, remember that fortune of coins that were found in the nevada garage last summer? well, the last of the coins were auctioned in six lots yesterday and sold for nearly $3 million. cleaning crews found the rare coins and precious metals after walter samazko died. the money goes to his only surviving cousin. he lived an unassuming life in a modest home full of valuables. i need to find a cousin like that. >> you and me both. >> or a closet. mine is shoes in my case i'm with you. ashley morrison here in new york. thanks so much. and coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a rating of the nation's hospitals. i'm alexis christoforous and this is the "cbs morning news." rating of the u.s.'s
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there's a new cop on the beat in boston. he doesn't move much but he works cheap. transit police have placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bike rack of a cambridge station. officials say a full-time officer there would cost $200,000 a year. the cutout is a likeness of officer david sylem. >> strange. it took a while getting used to. i was a little startled when i first saw it but i'm used to it. >> sylem says it's working. only one bike was stolen last month down from july. they're taking extreme measures to crack down on a quality of life problem. it's aimed at dog owners who don't pick up after their pets. paul burton of our boston station wbz reports.
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>> reporter: dog owners at devon wood condominiums at braintree are on close watch. folks are not picking up after their pets at this beautifully landscaped condominium, which has become a problem. >> huge issue. staff steps in it. owners step in it. >> reporter: because no one can prove who left it behind, they've instituted dog dna testing. >> most people thought it was a broke. on the memo i said csi comes to braintree. >> reporter: and for a $50 charge the condo requires all dog owners to be swabbed for dna testing and entered into a database. >> i was a little upset in the beginning at having to pay for it, but i do understand where they're coming from. i do understand it's a problem. >> reporter: now if anyone finds dog waste on the property can report it to management who will send it off to lab for testing.
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if it's a match, the owner could face a $150 fine. >> if it matches what's in the dog registry, it's 99.9% accurate that we'll have a match. >> reporter: ground crews have only found three droppings in the 300-acre property. the condo complex also added a number of these pet waste stations to make it easier for dog owners to get rid of the mess. >> it's really made a difference. >> at this point, hopefully, people will -- that weren't responsible will be responsible and pick up after their pets. >> that was paul burton reporting. and rocker rob zombie might like his music loud, but he's fighting for peace and quiet at home. zombie and his wife sheri have complained to officials in their connecticut home about a new skate park near their home. they say it's too noisy and it reduces the quality of life for the neighborhood. the town is now considering moving the park. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on former president george w. bush's heart procedure.
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we'll talk with dr. jon lapook. plus, the battle over a hollywood skyscraper project that could be sitting on a major earthquake fault. and that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm alexis christoforous. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, it's wednesday , hump day halfway through, august 7, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm juliette goodrich. michelle is off this morning.
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it is 4:29. here's meteorologist brian hackney with our weather. >> wednesday, i only have two days left. >> we'll let you work the weekend, too. >> oh, thanks very much, frank! i think i'll do that. [ laughter ] >> temperatures in the 50s and 60s, overcast skies a i lot of drizzle and cool days ahead. how about that traffic? >> there's a lot of overnight roadwork out there, as well. this morning between 23rd and high street in the northbound lanes of 880. but if you are catching a flight maybe heading towards oakland airport, this is a live look near hegenberger. we'll have more for everyone. >> juliette bringing coffee for everyone. >> thank you! we have some breaking news to tell you about from the east bay where a baby was shot to death this morning. a 1-year-old child and adult man were killed on gormley avenue in oakland. that is near interstate 880 and 98th avenue. shots were fired into the house where the victims

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